We’d been planning our epic road trip for two years. 2,700 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic. For my best friend and me, it was our “pat on the back” for surviving our grueling graduate program. Two very lengthy (and very boring) dissertations later, we were free women! Free to hit the open road! Free to throw caution to the wind! But wait...neither of the two old clunkers we’d been rattling around in for the last two years were in any shape to get us across country. In all our excitement we’d overlooked that minor detail. Thankfully, though, we were two very recent recipients of two very pricey degrees, and we knew how to use them. One Google search later, we had our solution: Hertz Car Rental.
I still remember how fun it was to pick out our dream rental. We had always owned very old, very used compact cars so naturally we settled on a luxury convertible. And as luck would have it, the only convertible they had that day was a Mitsubishi Spyder with 50 (yes...I said 50) miles on it. That experience sealed the deal. I became a Hertz fan for life. Now, five years later, my husband, son and I are planning a trip back home for the holidays, and we’re renting a car (sadly, not a convertible) to drive 500 miles from his parents' to mine. Of course, we had to rent with Hertz, but this time I used a Hertz promo code that saved us $35 on our rental! Epic road trip #2, here we come.